You are viewing the January 28, 2021 daily archives
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Thousands of Ohioans says they’re struggling to file unemployment claims through the state’s system that is slow and unresponsive. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says the state is doing a complete overhaul to address the issue. The high number of people in Ohio filing for unemployment, the extension of unemployment benefits,… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — A big development in the upcoming race for US Senate in 2022, with Republican incumbent Rob Portman saying he’s no longer running. One high profile possible candidate is out. A spokesman for Congressman Jim Jordan (R-04, Urbana) says he won’t be running for Portman’s seat. But the spokesman says Jordan,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCPN) — About 500 Ohio schools, including those in Athens County will start vaccinating teachers and staff next week, Gov. Mike DeWine said during a Thursday press conference. To get into the vaccine queue, schools had to agree to come back at least partially in-person by March 1, he said, and all but one… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s governor picked an executive at a road contractor to take the vacated House of Delegates seat of Derrick Evans, who resigned after he was charged with illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. But county Republicans are challenging the appointment of Joshua Booth. The chair of the Wayne… Read More
President Biden’s executive order would open a special enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act from Feb. 15 to May 15.
The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy grew just 1% in the last three months of the year, as a surge in coronavirus infections weighed on in-person businesses like restaurants.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,944 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 40 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 28, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 15 involved… Read More
Last week shares of video game store GameStop were trading at about $40 a share. Then, a group of Reddit users invested. The move sent stocks soaring and raised several questions.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A coalition of more than 100 unions and progressive advocacy groups is calling on state leaders to avoid making cuts to front-line workers serving Ohio’s communities during this pandemic. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed an Executive Order for an across the board $390 million budget cut. Last year, when he made three quarters of a billion dollars in cuts to… Read More
EUROPE’S NEW WILD Premieres Wednesdays, February 3-24, 2021 on PBS Explore Europe like never before, as the wild heart of the continent is revitalized in four-part documentary series Beyond the bustling cities lies a surprisingly vast wildland spanning millions of miles, where species that were threatened by extinction are being reintroduced to nature. From… Read More